Last Night's Reading: the Book
Last Night’s Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors, is out now from Penguin Books. Buy the the book from your favorite local bookstore or Powells, B&N, Indiebound, and more.
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“A delightful treasury of wisdom and humor."
–Rumaan Alam, New York Times Books Newsletter
“Instead of putting together a lengthy play-by-play of the event she witnessed, Gavino records the best quote, and accompanies it with a colorful sketch of the author. It sounds simple, but the results are striking and unforgettable.”
–Jason Diamond, Flavorwire
“This book of illustrated quotes from authors will inspire you.”
“A witty love letter to the literary world.”
–The Boston Globe
“Part of the appeal of literary readings is the chance to see in person the writers behind the books—to see how they carry themselves, to listen to them speak, and to witness their offhand moments of humor or insight. Illustrator Kate Gavino captures these moments in her new illustrated book.”
–Poets and Writers
“Kate Gavino is the unofficial chronicler of the New York literary scene.”
“As inspirational as it is beautiful.”
“So think of Last Night’s Reading as cliff notes for the book reading circuit, but way cooler.”
–Women You Should Know
“Funny, deep, insightful and maybe even life-changing illustrations.”
–Brit + Co
“[Last Night’s Reading] gives you a glimpse of the ingenious minds of contemporary authors…in a joyous manner through Kate’s colorful drawings.”
“Definitely a book that you’ll want to add to your library or gift to your favorite book lover. You won’t regret it!”
–To Read or Not to Read
“Everything about this book, from the drawings to the hand-lettered quotes, is absolutely charming.”
–Books on the Table